The project is designed to foster the development of local communities in small towns and villages through non-formal education and to teach them to solve social and global problems.

According to a survey conducted by GfK Ukraine "Youth of Ukraine 2015", only 2% of Ukrainian young people take part in public initiatives and public life. Such disappointing statistics are the result of a lack of appropriate skills, knowledge and a corresponding lack of belief that their actions can solve social, economic and political problems. Guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we strive to provide young people with the knowledge they need to engrain changes and development of communities.
Together with the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Coca-Cola company, we support their global goal "World without Waste". Therefore, we implement the Zero Waste School project, which will teach schoolchildren and teachers to implement a waste sorting culture at their school, community, and eventually in the whole world with the help of non-formal learning. The program of the project will help participants to understand the importance of their participation in community life and collaboration.

The program consists of several stages:

1. During the Active Citizens training, the teams will learn to interact within local communities, negotiate and resolve complex issues with communication methods.

2. Participants will have a practical seminar about project management, where they will be taught how to plan their own project, to predict risks, and how to find a way to communicate with stakeholders and the mass-media.

3. They will learn how to fundraise for community development.

4. Participants will meet with well-known civil activists who can tell them how to overcome the obstacles that will be encountered on the way. Moreover, they are expected to meet with opinion leaders from the field of ecology, who will share their professional experience.

After returning from the first part of the Zero Waste School project, the participants will have a two-day training for schoolchildren, parents and school staff, where they will be taught how to be active citizens, how correctly sort the garbage - metal, paper and plastic, and how to make money from these activities for school and community needs.

Who can take part?

A school with a minimum of 200 students.
The school forms a team of 4 pupils (2 girls and 2 boys, from 8 and 10 classes) and one teacher. Students must be active representatives of the school self-government, familiar with teamwork and taking the initiative. A teacher should be a friend, a worthy example to follow for schoolchildren and encourage them to engage in active social activities.

Date of the project:

February 18 - March 18, 2018 - registration at You need to fill in all the fields and record a video with a presentation of your team. The Video should be up to 1 minute from any device (phone / webcam / camera).

March 22 - announcing 50 winning schools that will take part in the project.

• The project program includes two rounds for 50 schools. The first 25 schools will be trained from the 16th to the 18th of April, and next 25 schools from 19th to 18th of April.

May-June – Schools conduct educational workshop, the aim of which is sorting garbage.


The selection of winning schools will be based on the following criteria:

• Comprehensiveness of responses in system and existence of video;

• A clear motivation for the school to implement changes in the local community;

• Compliance of the team with the project requirements;

• Readiness to conduct trainings for the community;

• Participants implement  Zero Waste Day for their own school and community.

Project Team



The project aims to create conditions for children to do sports and exercises. The Klitschko Foundation under the support of the Coca-Cola Foundation contributes to the developement of sports infrastructure in both cities ...

  • 181 playgrounds installed
  • 135 cities and villages took part
  • 8533 applications recieved
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